On Thursday afternoon, the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo Association paid tribute to the memory of its president Hebe de Bonafini, who died on Sunday at the age of 93 in the city of La Plata, Argentina. Photo: Marches during the 1970s.
Buenos Aires, November 24 (RHC)-- On Thursday afternoon, the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo Association paid tribute to the memory of its president Hebe de Bonafini, who died on Sunday at the age of 93 in the city of La Plata, Argentina.
A rally was preceded by march number 2,328. This is yet another rally that the Mothers have been carrying out tirelessly for 45 years as a way of demanding justice for the thousands of Argentines who disappeared during the Jorge Videla dictatorship (1976-1983).
Grandmothers and mothers such as Josefa de Fiore, Visitación de Loyola, Irene de Chueque, Sara Mrad, and Carmen Arias took part in the march.
“Hebe taught us that the fight is forever. With her powerful legacy, we will continue to raise the white handkerchief as a flag of victory and hope," said Veronica Paodi, the director of the Cultural Space of Our Children (ECUNHI).
The tweet reads: "We say goodbye to Hebe de Bonafini, an undisputed reference in the fight for 'Memory, Truth, and Justice' for the 30,000 disappeared. Our country and the world together with the Mothers of Mayo Square."
On Thursday morning, Argentina's Lower House held a minute of silence to remember De Bonafini, a woman who never gave in to intimidation from far-right politicians and officials. "If Hebe knew one thing, it was that the fight is not a moment but a life choice... She taught us to push the limits of what is possible and encouraged us to continue militating. Hebe never shut up," said Monica Macha, lawmaker of the leftist Front of All.
De Bonafini's remains will rest next to Azucena Villaflor de Vicenti, the first mother of the victims whose ashes are buried in Mayo Square, in the same place where a bunch of brave women in white scarves began a fight for human rights and against state terrorism in 1979.